Elected YCDC Members Say They Have Been ‘Treated Badly’

RANGOON — Elected members of the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) rejected an order from Rangoon’s mayor to alter a regulation and effectively remove them from their positions before their terms had concluded. City mayor and YCDC chairman Maung Maung Soe released an order on Monday calling on the Rangoon regional government to “replace” Article […]

Squatters: a challenge for the new government

The squatter problem in Yangon is growing day by day. The problem remains unresolved, despite the efforts of successive governments. In the 1990s, Yangon had 9,019 squatter households. According to figures collected in 19 townships in the Yangon municipal area, this number has increased to 43,985 today—about five times higher than in the 1990s.  Hlaingthaya […]

‘Zawtika’ Khin Hlaing: We Should Enter Parliament to Legislate, Not to Obstruct

Late last year, Khin Hlaing was part of a pioneering group of four candidates to win elected office in a Rangoon municipal poll that saw the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) gain a semblance of accountability to voters for the first time. Less than a year later, the businessman turned city official has his sights […]

Trash privatisation opposed

Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC)’s plan to privatise the waste collection operations has faced opposition. Opponents were worried that the privatisation may lead to layoffs of waste collectors as well as the increasing collection fees. Nyo Nyo Thin, a member of the Yangon parliament representing Bahan Constituency No.2, recently asked the city to continue collecting […]

YCDC, MPA in dispute over park land ownership

Yangon – The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) and the Myanmar Port Authority (MPA) are locked in a dispute over the land ownership of Seikkanthar Park which is included in the Asia World Project, sources say. The 1.5-acre park is located in Kyimyindine Township. Representatives of the Asia World company, officials from the western district […]